PI-CHW Training Fellowship

The Micronesian Islander Community, in collaboration with the Pacific Islander Coalition and the Multnomah County Community Capacitation Center, is launching a 13 day Pacific Islander-centered Community Health Worker Training Fellowship (January-February 2018) to 25 Pacific Islanders to build our communities analysis, job skills, and training to serve our community as Community Health Workers. The Fellowship is intended for Pacific Islanders residing in Oregon. Content will focus on the social determinants of health, disease processes including diabetes and heart disease, mental health, maternal and child health, dental health, and other topics supporting our Pacific Islander community.

If accepted, 25 participants will receive a full scholarship to attend the program (a $2,000 value). After completing the PI-CHW Training program, participants will be eligible to apply for certification as a Traditional Health Worker through the State of Oregon (http://www.oregon.gov/oha/oei/Pages/thw-certification.aspx).

The training will be in Portland, OR. We will inform you with the exact place soon. 

The goals of the Pacific Islander centered Community Health Worker Training Fellowship include:

  • Designing, conducting, and evaluating community health worker programs.
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising CHWs.
  • Formulating and advocating for policies supportive of the CHW model.
  • Providing leadership in the CHW field.

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